Health, Families & Finances

UW-Extension programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

 

Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.

UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.


Staff

If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955
Email: amanda.kostman@wisc.edu


Recent News

Advance Child Tax Credit

Many American families began receiving Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) payments on July 15. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to the child tax credit, choices you can make, and planning for 2021 taxes.

Renters: What to do When the Eviction Moratorium Ends

The federal eviction moratorium is ending and any renters who are behind on payments could be in danger of losing their homes. There are steps you can take to try to prevent eviction.

Eviction Alternatives for Landlords

The CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium has ended. For landlords, this will allow evictions for non-payment of rent to begin again. However, there are alternatives to eviction that can be mutually beneficial for both tenants and landlords.

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Rent Smart Curriculum Training for Helping Professionals

Thursday and Friday, December 2 & 3, 2021 9:30 am – 3:30 pm via Zoom!    This program is designed for helping professionals to get familiar with the Rent Smart Curriculum and gain confidence in teaching.

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Free Virtual Rent Smart Programs

Helping to make renting a great experience for you!  Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience.  It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Resources

Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers

Housing

UW-Extension

Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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